Published: Jul 21, 2022
one of a kind vessel height monitoring and measurement system
The Vessel Height Measurement System 4 (VHMS4) is a fully automated system which provides detection, tracking and height measurement of passing sea vessels along the straits. The one-of-a-kind system provides real-time height information of vessels to the air traffic control centre to warn low-flying aircraft approaching and departing the airports – collision avoidance.
To reduce the risk of collision of low-flying aircraft approaching and departing the airports, CAAS took steps to ensure the air traffic control centre receives precise information to warn low-flying aircraft of tall vessels near the airport. They required a solution to provide accurate real-time information on vessel height within the straits of the airports.
We deployed a system comprising of Electro-Optical (EO) and video analytics with an intelligent vessel filtering algorithm on a single platform to help CAAS to manage multiple sites (airports) with one operator. The in-house developed video EO system accurately detects the vessel height 24/7 (Patent pending). The precise calibration of the EO system and components provided real-time updates to the air traffic control centre to warn low-flying aircraft of high vessels which may be in their flight path.